Edward M. Elliot, Jr. (1946-2023)
Edward Marvel Elliot, Jr. passed away peacefully from complications of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on Jan. 18, 2023. He was born in Philadelphia and was raised in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, son Kevin, brother Daniel, niece Danielle, and stepchildren Jeffrey Rubi, Colleen Rubi, Manuel Rubi, Jr., Megan Rubi, and their wonderful families. He was predeceased by late wife Linda Pighini Elliot.
Ed was an alumnus of Villanova University and Cheyney State University. He liked to say he “served his 40 years” in education. He was a special education teacher and principal of a school for the neurologically handicapped in Elwyn, Pennsylvania; Learning Disabilities Supervisor for the Intermediate Unit in and a Due Process Hearing Officer in Delaware County, Pennsylvania; Teacher and Special Education Director for the Alexis I. DuPont School District in Delaware; and Resource Specialist and Special Education Director for the Moreno Valley School District in California.
Photography and home video production were hobbies. Fatherhood was a great joy. Ed supported and enjoyed all of Kevin’s activities, particularly Kevin’s performances on stage and television. Ed was among the founders of Cub Scout Pack 176 in Riverside. He coached Little League baseball, YMCA basketball, and the Taft “Y’s Guys” basketball team.
Ed was thankful for the North County Senior Softball League. It gave him the opportunity to play “between the lines” and meet some interesting people. Ed supported and shared Pat’s passion for Poodles as the reluctant “Dogfather”.
Ed would apologize to all who had to endure his constant singing and whistling but everyone loved hearing his lovely voice. Ed had a wonderful sense of humor. “Elegant Eddie” was a magnificent human being – a loving, devoted husband and father. He will be missed by his family and by his many treasured friends.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Davidson School, Elwyn, Pennsylvania.